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Gone from dead stock to nice full black out to single seat to NICE new Michelin Commanders DO yourself a favor and DUMP THEM CRAP DUNLOPS !
 

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Running the 200/55/17 Commander 2 on the rear and standard size commander on the front.

Can't understand how so many manufacturers fit Dunlop rubbish to their bikes had them on my 109 and they are crap on them as well !!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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You asking for trouble on a 5" rim. :eek: The wider tire will pinch the tire bead inward forcing the outer edge to distort and rendering that part of the tire useless. You effectively lessen your contact patch in the turns. You will also lose sidewall integrity. I would imagine that most shops would refuse to mount the tire.
 

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You asking for trouble on a 5" rim. :eek: The wider tire will pinch the tire bead inward forcing the outer edge to distort and rendering that part of the tire useless. You effectively lessen your contact patch in the turns. You will also lose sidewall integrity. I would imagine that most shops would refuse to mount the tire.
And some people who come up with statements like the above have NEVER tried it should maybe keep their opinions to them self :D

The tire sits perfect on the rim NO side wall bulge have been running the 200 rear on my Goldwing for the last 4 years and 40'000 klms without a problem SO yes have tried it YES it does work FINE and i fit my own tries with the $30'000 worth of tire fitting equipment i have in my TIRE FITTING SHOP :eek::eek::eek:
 

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Well then ,that'd make you are a professional tire fitter , right ?


And some people who come up with statements like the above have NEVER tried it should maybe keep their opinions to them self :D

The tire sits perfect on the rim NO side wall bulge have been running the 200 rear on my Goldwing for the last 4 years and 40'000 klms without a problem SO yes have tried it YES it does work FINE and i fit my own tries with the $30'000 worth of tire fitting equipment i have in my TIRE FITTING SHOP :eek::eek::eek:
 

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Tire threads on bike forums are like arguing over which flavor ice cream is better.

Do whatever you want. If it kills you, so what. If it doesn't, then great?

I really don't have a dog in the fight as I simply run the cheapest tires possible in the stock size on every bike I've ever owned. I've been across country four times..... no problems with cheap tires. So do whatever. It really, simply DOESN'T MATTER.
 

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Waffle, I guess you put me in my place. Somehow I missed your post on what you were running on your rear. I wasn't commenting on your post. Nonetheless, I guess the forum members here should definitely heed your recommendations especially since you own $30,000 worth of "Tire Fitting" equipment. I guess that makes you an "Expert" until your not! The forum is here to state our opinions. Forum members can then make informed decisions. Putting a 200/55/17 on the Valkyrie will definitely reduce the contact patch in a turn. Do what you want. That's my $30,000 worth. >:D
 

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Oh, by the way I just purchased the game called "OPERATION" by Hasbro. I guess that makes me a surgeon. I will now be giving medical and surgical advice, free! >:D
 

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Nice post with pics, thanks for taking the time to share.
I also run wider rear tires on all my Hondas (38 years riding) Wider on 1500 Valkyrie, wider on Goldwing, wider on ST1300
Good looking Valkyrie, nice job.
 

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Hey guys, I looked closely at the pics Waffen put up and the one on the dirt clearly has a Commander II on the back. Only one size it could be.

Michelin Commander II 200/55 17 installed.

I only have done a 60k (38m) run up through the mountain just now to scrub it in and see if anything unfortunate happened. Seems all good. I got a ride this Saturday and assuming I can find something that hosts pictures I will post up close ups of the install and any issues I can find, if any.

Pretty happy so far to be honest.
 
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